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message 1: by Jess (last edited Feb 21, 2010 08:21AM) (new)

Jess | 3721 comments February is plodding along, and is almost over, so we have decided to post up The St. Pattie's Challenge. This challenge will run throughout the month of March.

The St. Pattie's Day Challenge!!
The challenge is to read a book that fits either one or more of the characteristics below:

*the cover is green
*the cover has a four leaf clover on it
*the main character is a leprechaun
*the main character is obsessed with gold (perhaps a dragon?)
*the setting of the book is Ireland


This thread will be closed until a few days before March, but start thinking about what you will read now. When the thread is opened, let people know what you're going to read, and let us know when you finish it (your name will be added to our Challenge Stats Thread ). Have Fun!!!


message 2: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments I'm going to read Lament The Faerie Queen's Deception (Books of Faerie, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater by Maggie Stiefvater.

It has four leaf clovers on the cover :) which are green of course lol


Sarah ~Sehrenity~ | 766 comments I'm going for Lament, as well. Luck has it that I already had it checked out from the library when this challenge came up!


message 4: by Shannon (new)

Shannon (Savhage Temptrest) (savhagetemptress) | 85 comments I'm going for:

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
The setting is in Ireland.

(I might add a couple more books to the mix if I have the time, but for now, I'm just sticking with the 1.)

Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning


message 5: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments I'm with Jess and Sarah with reading Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception. I've been meaning to read it since reading Shiver.

But I'm also planning on reading Bloody Irish by Bob Curran. It's a book of Celtic Vampire Legends. So it's set in Ireland, and the cover is filled with Green Shamrocks....well of course all green except for that one bloody shamrock in the middle! Too cool!

Bloody Irish by Bob Curran


message 6: by Darcy (new)

Darcy (sunnytat462) | 3119 comments I going to B&N today to see if I can get any hints from them there. Otherwise I may steal the Lament idea from you all. When I was at B&N last week Bloody Irish was there on clearance. I almost picked it up, but wasn't sure it would keep me interested.


message 7: by Sandra, Need more time to Read!! (new)

Sandra | 4414 comments I'm going to read What to do with a Naked Leprechaun by Tianna Xander What to do with a Naked Leprechaun. I've been looking for an excuse and this is it.


message 8: by Darcy (new)

Darcy (sunnytat462) | 3119 comments Sandra, the book sounds interesting just from the title along. Let us know how it is.


message 9: by Sandra, Need more time to Read!! (new)

Sandra | 4414 comments No problem. I assume we can't read till March though.


message 10: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments lol Sandra that sounds really interesting!!!


message 11: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments PS - If anyone is having trouble thinking of something. The Katie Macallister series with Aisling Grey, or even the Silver Dragon series would apply because the characters have dragons who are gold obsessed :)


message 12: by Steph (last edited Mar 15, 2010 04:05AM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 1573 comments Read: 2/2
All done! Great books this challenge!

Passion Unleashed (Demonica, #3) by Larissa Ione Dreamfever (Fever, #4) by Karen Marie Moning

Green Cvr: Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione 3/4/10 5★
Set in Ireland: Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning 3/15/10 5★


message 13: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments Darcy - That's exactly where I found the book! But it really piqued my interest. I love reading old Celtic folklore.


message 14: by Darcy (new)

Darcy (sunnytat462) | 3119 comments Kelley Anne wrote: "Darcy - That's exactly where I found the book! But it really piqued my interest. I love reading old Celtic folklore."

I was worried that it would get boring on me, so I passed it up. Let me know how it turns out.


message 15: by Darcy (last edited Feb 23, 2010 05:49PM) (new)

Darcy (sunnytat462) | 3119 comments I think I have managed to find some books today that will fit the bill for this one.

I am going to listen to Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning on audio. It will be a "re-read" for me but I like to listen to books after reading them as it often puts them in a different light.

I also have the following on order from interlibrary loan, not sure when I will get them, but will try.
Bloody Irish by Bob Curran and [image error] and Naked Dragon (Works Like Magick, #1) by Annette Blair

It is an eclectic mix I realize, but I should be able to get at least one in time.


message 16: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments Darcy wrote: "I think I have managed to find some books today that will fit the bill for this one.

I am going to listen to Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning on audio. It will be a "re-read" for me but I like to lis..."


I saw the Mammoth book of Irish Romance at BN, but didn't want to buy it. Let me know how it goes Darcy!


message 17: by Darcy (new)

Darcy (sunnytat462) | 3119 comments Jess some of those Mammoth books are good, some not so much so I can see not wanting to buy it.


message 18: by Courtney (new)

Courtney (alannarey) | 35 comments Im going to read a historical romance by Teresa Medeiros called Lady of Conquest by Teresa Medeiros cause it takes place in Ireland and since all of my paranormal books that I have take place in Scotland or England Ill read that and take a break from paranormal for a while. Ill be the different one.


message 19: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. | 536 comments I had the hardest time finding anything set in Ireland! Tons in Scotland and England and about 3 in Wales.


message 20: by Darcy (new)

Darcy (sunnytat462) | 3119 comments I know what you are talking about. I stumped the B&N people when I went. The lady helped me for 30 minutes and the only thing we came up with was the Naked Dragon one.


message 21: by Toni (new)

Toni | 5 comments I'm in. I'll read Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. The cover is mostly green.

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause


message 22: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments lol.. sorry, I didn't realize there wasn't going to be much set in Ireland! Should we extend it to Scotland?


message 23: by Sam (new)

Sam Sandra wrote: "I'm going to read What to do with a Naked Leprechaun by Tianna Xander What to do with a Naked Leprechaun. I've been looking for an excuse and this is it."

interesting cover!!! The leperchaun looks bigger than imagined one would be. LOL.


message 24: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. | 536 comments Sam wrote: "Sandra wrote: "I'm going to read What to do with a Naked Leprechaun by Tianna Xander What to do with a Naked Leprechaun. I've been looking for an excuse and this is it."

int..."


And he looks like he has boobies.


message 25: by MissSusie (new)

MissSusie | 54 comments I think I will try Irish Magic Four Tales of Romance and Enchantment from Four Acclaimed Authors by Morgan Llywelyn Irish Magic Four Tales of Romance and Enchantment from Four Acclaimed Authors
And From Isles of Dream Visionary Stories and Poems of the Celtic Renaissance by John Matthews From Isles of Dream
Both are short stories set in Ireland the second one is celtic poetry.


message 26: by Darcy (new)

Darcy (sunnytat462) | 3119 comments My friend at the library told me about this one Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel, it might be a good one to check out.

Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel by Dermot Bolger


message 28: by Sam (new)

Sam Carolyn F. wrote: "
And he looks like he has boobies.


Man boobs!


message 29: by Courtney (new)

Courtney (alannarey) | 35 comments Susie wrote: "I think I will tryIrish Magic Four Tales of Romance and Enchantment from Four Acclaimed Authors by Morgan Llywelyn[book:Irish Magic Four Tales of Romance and Enchantment from Four Acclaimed Author..."

The Irish Magic books is quite good. I own it and it has a couple good stories in it!


message 30: by Courtney (new)

Courtney (alannarey) | 35 comments Sam wrote: "Sandra wrote: "I'm going to read What to do with a Naked Leprechaun by Tianna Xander What to do with a Naked Leprechaun. I've been looking for an excuse and this is it."

int..."


He looks like a sim, idk but he just does and its just ..... interesting......


message 31: by Sandra, Need more time to Read!! (new)

Sandra | 4414 comments I'll have to tell you whether he holds up under intense scrutiny!


message 32: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 27, 2010 09:44AM) (new)

Who's Your Author St. Patty's Challenge
green cover/Ireland - and Falling, Fly by Skyler White


message 33: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments I just got my book from the library.. I should be starting it sometime next week :)


message 34: by Sierra (new)

Sierra I think I'll read Darkfever or Lament. Hopefully I can get them both. Seeing as this is my first ever challenge on Goodreads I'm pretty excited.


message 35: by Sam (new)

Sam Darcy wrote: "My friend at the library told me about this one Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel, it might be a good one to check out.

Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel by Dermot Bolger"


Darcy: This was available at my library. So I've picked it up for my challenge.


message 36: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments So far there have been some great book picked! I'll have to see how everyone likes them all, and I have a feeling that my TBR pile is about to grow!


message 37: by Darcy (new)

Darcy (sunnytat462) | 3119 comments Sam wrote: "Darcy wrote: "My friend at the library told me about this one Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel, it might be a good one to check out.

Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel by Dermot Bolger..."



I actually have it too. It will be interesting to see how all of these books are.


message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

and Falling, Fly is a new UF book that releases on March 2nd. It's set in Ireland, and I believe the hero is Irish as well.


message 39: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jnhart) | 97 comments I'll be reading Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning


message 40: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments Jennifer wrote: "I'll be reading Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning"

OO so good!


message 41: by Arcadia (last edited Mar 01, 2010 10:49PM) (new)

Arcadia Barrile (braintasiabooks) I'll be reading Stray by Rachel Vincent.
Stray (Shifters, #1) by Rachel Vincent


message 42: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments I just got Lament from the library.. I'll be starting it sometime later today I believe. Unless I get sick again :(


message 43: by Darcy (new)

Darcy (sunnytat462) | 3119 comments I'm in the middle of reading/listening to 2 of these right now. Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel by Dermot Bolger , the first story was super funny and Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning listening to on audio. I have a couple of others in transit from the library.


message 44: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments I finished Lament The Faerie Queen's Deception (Books of Faerie, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater . It was okay.. nothing too spectacular.


message 45: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (thehopelessbibliophile) | 14 comments *the cover is green Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon done!

Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter, #1)


message 46: by Kelley Anne (last edited Mar 03, 2010 11:20AM) (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments Congrats Amanda and Jess!

Jess - was it good enough that you'd read the sequal, or not interested?


message 47: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments Amanda wrote: "*the cover is green Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon done!

"


Amanda did you like it???

Kelley Anne - I would read the sequel, I haven't seen anything on goodreads about a sequel yet though. But it's more out of curiosity for some plot lines that didn't feel completed.

It was just sort of "meh". I probably won't read the book over again, but it wasn't dreadful. It was just.. "meh" I can't really think of another thing to say lol.


message 49: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments OO thanks Kelley Anne, I had no idea!! I marked it TBR, but I'm not going to rush out to get it.


message 50: by Sarah ~Sehrenity~ (last edited Mar 03, 2010 03:56PM) (new)

Sarah ~Sehrenity~ | 766 comments I read Ballad before I started Lament--don't know why I read them out of order--and I think Ballad is the better book. Ballad is about James, who was a much more interesting character to me. The plot was better, the stakes were higher, and the ending was resolved. I highly recommend Ballad.

Still reserving judgment on Lament until I finish it, but Dee is just not that thrilling.


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